UAE Focus

Phase One of Meydan One development in Dubai, comprising Meydan One Mall, the world’s largest indoor ski slope and the largest dancing fountain, is set for completion ahead of Expo 2020, said a report. The total cost of the mammoth project is likely to be in the range of Dh25 to Dh30 billion ($6.8 to $8.

Dubai developer Nakheel has announced the launch of Jebel Ali Gardens, a brand new community providing accommodation for more than 40,000 people in the UAE emirate. The new master-developed project will comprise nearly 10,000 apartments in 42 buildings, set amid lush, landscaped gardens with pools and sports facilities, said Nakheel.

Abu Dhabi-based developer Bloom Properties has unveiled plans to build 302 homes next to New York University’s Saadiyat campus in the UAE capital, said a report.

With the official launch last month of its new office in Abu Dhabi, Fischer Fixing has reiterated its commitment to strengthen its position and boost revenues in the Middle East market.

Luxury real estate developer Damac Properties is to deliver the first homes within Dubai’s flagship project, Dubai South, over the  next six months.

With large-scale projects in the pipeline ahead of the Expo 2020 in Dubai and the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Doha, the GCC’s construction industry is making great strides, with related sectors such as paints and coatings following suit, said Martin Rosocha, general manager at Caparol Paints.

Master developer Enshaa has begun the handover to owners of the iconic 80-storey D1 Tower located in the heart of Dubai’s Culture Village. With 518 luxurious apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom units, the D1 tower apartment residents can enjoy state-of-the-art amenities, a gym and 24-hour concierge services, said a top official.

High-performance acoustic ceilings from Knauf AMF have been installed in one of the largest hospitals in the UAE, the Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, which recently expanded to offer additional specialist services. Thermatex Acoustic Medical ceilings have been installed in the wards, offices and consultation rooms.

G&CO, a premium property developer in the Middle East region, has unveiled the Viridian at The Fields project that will come up at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) City, Dubai’s iconic community destination and one of the world’s prime residential locations.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to be built at the Saadiyat Cultural District in the UAE capital, witnessed a key construction milestone when the final piece of outer cladding for the museum’s iconic dome was put in place. The installation of the outer cladding comes after more than 30 million man hours on site.

The work on a large new community centre at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai is likely to start early next year and is due for completion by the second quarter of 2018, said a report. The facility, to come up in the heart of the new Al Andalus district, will feature retail, food and beverage outlets and a hotel, reported The National.

Key road project 40pc complete Work on the dualisation of the 12 km-long Seih Assalam Road in Dubai has reached 40 per cent completion with the project slated for opening next December, said the emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The project, which costs Dh69 million ($18.

Deyaar Development said work on Afnan District, the first part of the mega Midtown development in Dubai’s International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), will start within the next three months. The masterplan of the 1.2-million-sq-ft Midtown development comprises a built-up area exceeding five million sq ft.

RSG International has announced that work on its premium residential project Qasr Sabah located in Dubai’s International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) has been completed 86 days ahead of schedule, with the project now being handed over.